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Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks

by Mehran Mesbahi Magnus Egerstedt

This accessible book provides an introduction to the analysis and design of dynamic multiagent networks. Such networks are of great interest in a wide range of areas in science and engineering, including mobile sensor networks; distributed robotics such as formation flying and swarming; quantum networks; networked economics; biological synchronization; and social networks. Focusing on graph theoretic methods for the analysis and synthesis of dynamic multiagent networks, the book presents a powerful new formalism and set of tools for networked systems. The book's three sections look at foundations, multiagent networks, and networks as systems. The authors give an overview of important ideas from graph theory, followed by a detailed account of the agreement protocol and its various extensions, including the behavior of the protocol over undirected, directed, switching, and random networks. They cover topics such as formation control, coverage, distributed estimation, social networks, and games over networks. And they explore intriguing aspects of viewing networks as systems, by making these networks amenable to control-theoretic analysis and automatic synthesis, by monitoring their dynamic evolution, and by examining higher-order interaction models in terms of simplicial complexes and their applications. The book will interest graduate students working in systems and control, as well as computer science and robotics. It will be a standard reference for researchers seeking a self-contained account of systems-theoretic aspects of multiagent networks and their wide-ranging applications.

The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide

by Lawrence J. Daniels

Graphic design is a crowded, highly competitive world. And it takes a lot more than raw talent and technical ability to make it as an independent designer. Successful graphic designer and entrepreneur, Larry Daniels exposes the weak spot of so many: the critical business side of running even a one-person design firm. Designers often prioritize aesthetics over a client's needs, and ignore basic business skills such as writing, record keeping, and relationship building. This practical insider's guide explains how to build a profitable, sustainable design business. Packed with sample agreements, letters, forms, and more, it reveals how to: - Create a website and portfolio that highlight design solutions - Do pre-pitch research and deliver winning presentations - Prepare inviting proposals that win lucrative contracts - Establish a reliable system for tracking billable hours (and staying solvent) - Use cold-calling strategies even sales phobics can master - Quantify design decisions in ways that business management can relate to and respect - Break out of "freelancer" mode to highly compensated creative consultant The field of design is littered with failures. To stand out and succeed, you need to be professional, efficient, and focused on the bottom-line results that clients value. The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide shows you how.

The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit

by Allan B. Wood

Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also requires an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole while producing work that conforms to design principles and client expectations.

Graphic Science: The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

by Liam O'Donnell Bill Anderson Donald Lemke Cynthia Martin

Follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind food chains. Written in graphic-novel format.

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Will Eisner Instructional Books)

by Will Eisner

"There isn't a comics artists alive who hasn't benefited from Will Eisner's masterful work and formidable wisdom."--Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics In Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, Will Eisner--one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century--lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in the comic book and graphic novel. In a work that will prove invaluable for comic artists and filmmakers, Eisner reveals how to construct a story and the basics of crafting a visual narrative. Filled with examples from Eisner's work as well as that of artists like Art Spiegelman and R. Crumb, this essential work covers everything from the fine points of graphic storytelling to the big picture of the medium, including how to: Combine words and images into seamless storytelling. Wield images like narrative tools. Master different types of comic book stories. Write and illustrate effective dialogue. Develop ideas that can be turned into dynamic stories.

Graphic the Valley

by Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Tenaya has never left Yosemite Valley. He was born in a car by the Merced River, and grew up in a hidden camp with his parents, surviving on fish, acorns, and unfinished food thrown away by the park's millions of tourists. But despite its splendor, Tenaya's Yosemite is a visceral place of opposites, at once beautiful, dangerous, and violent. When he meets Lucy, a young woman from the south side of the park, Tenaya must choose between this new relationship and the Valley, terrorism and legend, the sacred versus the material. In this modern retelling of Samson and Delilah, Graphic the Valley explores mythical strength, worldly greed, love, lust, and epic destruction. Set entirely in the majestic Yosemite Valley, Hoffmeister recalls Edward Abbey's vivid sense of place and urgent call for preservation of one of the world's most spectacular sites.

Grasp a Nettle

by Betty Neels

IT SEEMED A MOST UNLIKELY MATCHWhen Jenny gave up her nursing job to look after her aunt, she saw it as no sacrifice. The only difficulty was her aunt's doctor, the imposing Eduard van Draak te Solendik. Eduard managed to be both attractive and infuriating at the same time. Unfortunately for Jenny, the attraction won and soon she was falling in love with him. Much good it would do her, though, since Eduard was engaged to be married. But luckily for them both, he seemed to have some alternate wedding plans.

Grasping in Robotics

by Giuseppe Carbone

Grasping in Robotics contains original contributions in the field of grasping in robotics with a broad multidisciplinary approach. This gives the possibility of addressing all the major issues related to robotized grasping, including milestones in grasping through the centuries, mechanical design issues, control issues, modelling achievements and issues, formulations and software for simulation purposes, sensors and vision integration, applications in industrial field and non-conventional applications (including service robotics and agriculture). The contributors to this book are experts in their own diverse and wide ranging fields. This multidisciplinary approach can help make Grasping in Robotics of interest to a very wide audience. In particular, it can be a useful reference book for researchers, students and users in the wide field of grasping in robotics from many different disciplines including mechanical design, hardware design, control design, user interfaces, modelling, simulation, sensors and humanoid robotics. It could even be adopted as a reference textbook in specific PhD courses.


by Sheri S. Tepper

What could be more commonplace than grass, or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets -- and nothing will ever be the same again.


by Sheri S. Tepper

What could be more commonplace than grass, or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets -- and nothing will ever be the same again.

The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome #2)

by Colleen Mccullough

Second in the Masters of Rome series.

Grass For His Pillow: Episode 2 The Way Through The Snow (Tales of the Otori #2)

by Lian Hearn

Both Takeo and Kaede have visions of their future. Takeo works to escape the Tribe and fulfill the last wishes of his adoptive father, Lord Shigeru Otori. And Kaede, heir to two seats of power, moves forward step by step, aided by her own wits and a precarious alliance with Lord Fujiwara. In their separate worlds, the two long for each other, knowing that they are meant to be together, wondering if they will ever see each other again. . . .

Grass Roots: A Commonsense Action Agenda for America

by Jim Denney Scott Hennen

Would you like to do your part in saving America? Grass Roots is a no-nonsense instruction manual that explains exactly what you can do. Scott Hennen--host and founder of the innovative Common Sense Club radio program--shows how everyday Americans just like you are making a difference for our country's future. This down-to-earth handbook gives you clear, practical, effective actions you can take to preserve the American dream for your children and grandchildren. President Ronald Reagan once said, "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Today, most Americans struggle just to keep food on the dinner table. We are staggering under a crushing burden of big government, out-of-control spending, and towering federal debt. We have become tax slaves--and the people we sent to Washington to represent us are the very ones who sold us there. We're angry--and rightly so. But ruling-class politicians have shrugged off our grassroots anger, calling it "Astroturf." We're tired of being ignored, patronized, and lied to by the very people who are supposed to be our "public servants." Not since the original Boston Tea Party of 1773 have so many everyday Americans participated in such a significant display of righteous indignation and freedom-loving patriotism. For the first time in generations, ordinary hardworking, church-going Americans are carrying signs, gathering in large numbers, and making their voices heard. Big government, beware. A sleeping giant has awakened. Scott Hennen has drawn up a practical blueprint for change, a handbook for all of us who are ready to roll up our sleeves and do our part to restore America's goodness--and greatness. Grass Roots is a political manifesto for every American who loves liberty and cares enough to get involved.

Grass Roots (Will Lee Series #4)

by Stuart Woods

Woods introduces Will Lee, the brilliant and loyal chief aide to Washington's most influential senator. When the senator succumbs to a stroke, he asks Lee to run for office, and Lee is faced with scandal, rivals, and a white supremacist organization that would rather see him dead than in office.

Grasshopper Magic

by Lynne Jonell Brandon Dorman

Chicken? Abner is not a chicken, no matter what his brother Derek says. But when it comes to giving a speech in front of the whole town, Abner is . . . well . . . he's more than a little nervous. Then his sister Tate has an idea--bravery lessons. And the first one? Eat a roasted grasshopper. But Abner forgot something important. There's magic in the ground under his family's house and grasshoppers hatch from eggs laid in the ground. So what, exactly, would happen if a kid ate a grasshopper that had been soaking up magic all year long? BOING! Lynne Jonell follows up her Minnesota Book Award finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Master List choice, and Junior Library Guild selection Hamster Magic with a third story of the Willow family's rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.

Grasshoppers and Their Relatives (World Book's Animals of the World)

by Patricia Brennan

Questions and answers explores the world of grasshoppers, crickets and katydids, with a close up on the grasshopper.

Grasshoppers (Nature's Children)

by Amanda Harman

Describes the physical features, habits, and natural habitats of grasshoppers and locusts, which are considered a tasty treat in some parts of the world.

The Grasshopper’s Run

by Siddhartha Sarma

Story about the Colonel of the Imperial Japanese Army.


by Ian Trevaskis

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Grassroots With Readings: The Writer's Workbook

by Susan Fawcett

Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett's books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. <P> This new Eleventh Edition of GRASSROOTS triples the writing coverage-with new Chapters 5 and 6, "Thinking Through the Writing Patterns. " Also featured are new critical-thinking and viewing assignments throughout; eight fresh reading selections focused on issues and ideas, not narrative; and a new emphasis on academic and third-person writing.

A Grateful Harvest

by Kristiana Gregory

It hasn't been easy for Nessa to find her place in Prairie River. She is having difficulty making friends, and her position as the local teacher is on shaky ground. Many townspeople still question whether she, a runaway orphan, can be trusted.

The Gratitude Path

by Kent Millard

The Gratitude Path is a five-session study designed for use by churches, leadership teams, and small groups. This step-by-step guide helps congregations grow in generosity by focusing on gratitude for God's blessings. Chapters conclude with questions for personal reflection and devotion. The book includes a 12-step plan for pastors and other leaders to successfully conduct their own Gratitude Campaign in a church of any size or denomination. If you have ever cringed at the thought of the annual giving campaign, this is the book for you. With practical instruction for conducting a gratitude campaign, it will not only bring about positive stewardship but may very well shift the culture of your community to walk and live that path of gratitude. --Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes, Senior Minister, Avon Christian Church, Avon, IN This is a practical and accessible tool for developing generous givers, and an invitation into relationship with our bounteous God. --Bruce R. Ough, Bishop of the Minnesota Conference, UMC Kent Millard has helped countless other pastors and congregations conduct 'Gratitude Campaigns' with spectacular results. With this book his plan is now available to everyone. I hope many church leaders read and follow this pathway to improved stewardship. --Michael J. Coyner, Bishop of the Indiana Conference, UMC This wonderful resource helps us move stewardship from fundraising to an experience of God's transforming grace. --Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor, St Lukes UMC, Indianapolis, IN The first five chapters of The Gratitude Path are spiritually energizing, personal, and thoughtfully devotional. Pastors could preach sermons based on each one of them. Chapter six is a pivotal organizational chapter for pastors and lay leaders. Here, Millard outlines his Gratitude Campaign step by step. This is a resource that we are happy to recommend to congregations. --Bill Enright, Senior Fellow, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University This book demonstrates how to develop an attitude of gratitude in each facet of the local church. Every leader in our church will read this book. --Jacob Williams, Jr., Senior Pastor, First Valparaiso UMC, Valparaiso, IN

Gratitude Therapy

by R. W. Alley Christine A Adams

How to count one's blessings and watch them grow. Practical advice is highlighted with whimsical illustrations. Approx. 80 pages.

Grave Concerns (Dr. Rhea Lynch Series #4)

by Gwen Hunter

4th in series featuring rural South Carolina emergency room physician Rhea Lynch.

Grave Consequences: A Vermont Mystery

by B. Comfort

A Vermont Village Mystery. B. Comfort's fourth mystery novel begins in the Farrar-Mansur House, Weston's museum on the green, and follows Tish McWhinney from Woodstock to Soho, to Hanover New Hampshire and Craftsbury Common.

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